Join us this Sunday!
Regularly scheduled services:
8:00 in the chapel and 10:00 in the sanctuary

No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.

Photo taken at the Easter Sunrise Service, April 20, 2014


First Church in Brief:

Serving the Rochester, NH community since 1731

A member of the United Church of Christ

A progressive Christian voice on the NH Seacoast

We affirm all people are created in God's own image regardless of race, gender, religious background or sexual orientation





First Church Congregational from First Church Congregational on Vimeo.

Sermon Nov 30 2014 from First Church Congregational on Vimeo.

Hear Zechariah's story on the first Sunday of Advent. (Luke 1:5-25)

If the video doesn't work or your computer is slow, try the audio version:

Follow Rev. Eliza's blog "Sermonizing"

Winter Faire's Last Minute Sales

December 18:   3:30 - 7:00 pm

Dozens of 2014 Gift Baskets
Half Price on 2013 Gift Baskets!

Frozen Take Home Entrees
~ Lasagna ~ Meatless Chili ~ Chicken Soup ~

Advent Season at First Church

December 7: Christmas parade; hot chocolate at the church, and church members marching
December 18: 7pm Blue Christmas Service
Christmas Eve and pageant 7pm
December 28: combined service at 9am with guests from Zimbabwe

All are welcome in this place

The flag which hangs over the First Church front entrance is a symbol of our affirmation that wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.

Rev. Eliza recently said we are:

""Hopeful that our witness brings hope to those who despair.

""Hopeful that we may embody, as a church, the perfect love that drives out fear, and become a place of safety for all of God's children.

""May we always be a church and a people of the Gospel, serving Christ as we serve our neighbors: the hungry, the homeless, the imprisoned, the despairing, the fearful, the hurting, the abandoned."